IIHF Men's World Championship 2021: TV channels, live streams, where to watch, when, tournament schedule

The IIHF Men's World Championship is back in 2021 after last year cancelation. Finland will defend their title with 16 teams battling it out for the right to be called world champions.




The 16 teams are divided into two groups of eight, Group A and Group B.
The top four teams in each group will go through to the quarter-finals. This year there is no relegation for the side finishing bottom in each group. All 16 teams will play in next year’s championship in Finland.

Group A P W WO L LO PTS
1 Russia 7 5 1 1 0 17
2 Switzerland 7 5 0 2 0 15
3 Czech Republic 7 3 2 2 0 13
4 Slovakia 7 4 0 3 0 12
5 Sweden 7 3 0 3 1 10
6 Denmark 7 2 1 3 1 9
7 Great Britain 7 1 0 5 1 4
8 Belarus 7 1 0 5 1 4
Group B P W WO L LO PTS
1 USA 7 6 0 1 0 18
2 Finland 7 4 2 0 1 17
3 Germany 7 4 0 3 0 12
4 Canada 7 3 0 3 1 10
5 Kazakhstan 7 2 2 3 0 10
6 Latvia 7 2 0 2 3 9
7 Norway 7 2 1 4 0 8
8 Italy 7 0 0 7 0 0


Top Favorites to win the title

Favorites to win the Men’s Ice Hockey World championships are Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic.

Tournament Venues

The championship is planned to be held without any fan attendance. It will be played in two arenas in Riga.
The first venue will be Arena Riga with capacity of 10,300 spectators. This is Latvia’s largest ice hockey arena. Arena Riga will host all games in Group B, two quarterfinal games, both semi-final games and final game on June the 6.
The second venue is the Olympic Sports Centre. It was built in 2005 and has a capacity of 6,200 spectators.

List of IHHF 2021 national broadcasters

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USA NHL Network
Canada TSN, RDS, FuboTV, Sling TV, TSN App
Austria ORF SPORT
Belarus Belarus 5
BiH Arena Sport Bih
Croatia Arena Sport
Czech Republic ČT Sport
Finland C More Sport
Germany SPORT1
Hungary Sport 1
Norway Viasport, Viaplay Kjøp
Poland TVP Sport, TVP Sport.pl
Portugal Sport TV
Serbia Arena Sport
Slovakia Dvojka
Slovenia TV Slo, Sport TV
Sweden svt1
Switzerland Blue Sport, Blue Zoom
Turkey Tivibu Spor